Summary


On June 16, 2011, the Sustainable Energy Coalition and U.S. House and Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses, in partnership with the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, House Algae Energy Caucus, House Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus, House High Performance Building Caucus, Green Jobs Caucus and Congressional Peak Oil Caucus, hosted the 14th annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Policy Forum. The EXPO brought together more than 50 businesses, sustainable energy industry trade associations, government agencies, and energy policy research organizations (see list below) to showcase the status and near-term potential of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Members of the U.S. Congress, Obama administration, and exhibiting organizations gave presentations on the role sustainable energy technologies can play in stimulating the economy, strengthening national security, protecting the environment, and saving consumers money.


Agenda


Featured Speakers

  • Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) Video
  • Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) Video
  • VADM Dennis McGinn (USN, Retired), President, American Council on Renewable Energy Video
  • Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, Assistant Secretary for Energy, Installations and Environment, U.S. Navy Video
  • Philip D. Moeller, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Video
  • Heather Zichal, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Video
  • John R. Norris, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Video
  • Henry Kelly, Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy Video
  • Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) Video
  • Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ) Video
  • Sharon E. Burke, Assistant Secretary for Operational Energy Plans and Programs, U.S. Department of Defense Video
  • Marc Spitzer, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Video


Morning Speakers (located in Room 340, next to the EXPO) Policy Issues – Part I (9:30 - 9:48 a.m.)

  • Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group, Ltd.
  • Karl Gawell, Executive Director, Geothermal Energy Association
  • Susan Wickwire, Acting Director, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Smart Grid (9:51 - 10:03 a.m.)

  • Dan Delurey, Executive Director, Demand Response & Smart Grid Coalition
  • Laurie Actman, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Public, Viridity Energy

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Biofuels (10:06 - 10:36 a.m.)

  • Michael J. McAdams, President, Advanced Biofuels Association
  • Tom Buis, CEO, Growth Energy
  • Joanne Ivancic, Executive Director, Advanced Biofuels USA
  • Greg Dolan, Executive Director, Methanol Institute
  • Dawn Fenton, Directory-Policy, Diesel Technology Forum

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Energy Efficiency (10:39 - 11:03 a.m.)

  • Bruce Salkin, Owner, Enervation, Inc.
  • Don Moore, CEO, Harmonics Limited, Inc.
  • Thomas Horner, VP Engineering, Water Management, Inc.
  • Eric Huffman, Business Development Manager, SUNOPTICS

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Community Strategies (11:06 - 11:18 a.m.)

  • Mike Kennedy, President, Maryland Energy & Sustainability Co-op
  • David Sklar, CEO and Founder, STAR Island Bahamas

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Afternoon Speakers (located in Room 340, next to the EXPO) Policy Issues – Part II (2:20 - 2:32 p.m.)

  • Ruth McCormick, Senior Policy Associate, Business Council for Sustainable Energy
  • Manning Feraci, Vice President of Legislative Affairs, Solar Energy Industries Association

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Solar (2:35 - 2:47 p.m.)

  • Christopher O’Brien, Head of Market Development, Oerlikon Solar

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Combined Heat and Power / District Energy (2:50 - 3:08 p.m.)

  • Jessica Bridges, Executive Director, U.S. Clean Heat & Power Association
  • Rob Thornton, President, International District Energy Association
  • Ken Smith, President and CEO, District Energy St. Paul

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Hydropower / Ocean Power (3:11 - 3:30 p.m.)

  • Linda Church Ciocci, Executive Director, National Hydropower Association
  • Gia Schneider, Chairman and CEO, Natel Energy, Inc.
  • Sean O’Neill, President, Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition

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Fuel Cells (3:33 - 3:45 p.m.)

  • Ruth Cox, Executive Director, Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association
  • Robert Rose, Executive Director, Breakthrough Technologies Institute

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Passive Solar / Intelligent Design (3:48 - 4:00 p.m.)

  • Michael Hindle, Chair, Mid-Atlantic Passive House Alliance
  • Asit Parikh, Partner, Zenesis Design/Build

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Biogas / Biomass (4:03 - 4:20 p.m.)

  • Daniel S. Henry, VP Chief Technical Officer, Hearth & Home Technologies
  • Melissa VanOrnum, Marketing Manager, GHD, Inc.
  • Nora Goldstein, Board Member, American Biogas Council

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Exhibitors

Abengoa Solar Advanced Biofuels Association Advanced Biofuels USA AFC First Financial Corporation American Biogas Council American Council On Renewable Energy American Wind Energy Association Beacon Power Bob Lawrence & Associates Biotechnology Industry Organization Business Council for Sustainable Energy Continuum Energy Solutions Demand Response & Smart-Grid Coalition Dialight Corporation Diesel Technology Forum District Energy St. Paul Enervation Lighting Environmental and Energy Study Institute Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association Fuel Cells 2000 Geostellar Geothermal Energy Association Geothermal Exchange Organization GHD Inc. Growth Energy Hales Global LLC Harmonics Limited, Inc. Hearth & Home Technologies Institute for Electric Efficiency International District Energy Association Maryland Energy & Sustainability Cooperative Methanol Institute Mid-Atlantic Passive House Alliance Natel Energy, Inc. National Biodiesel Board National Hydropower Association National Renewable Energy Laboratory Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition Oerlikon Solar Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force - Energy Prodex Solar Energy Industries Association Solar Energy World Solar Solution LLC Solar Tech, Inc. Standard Solar Star Island Bahamas Sunoptics High Performance Prismatic Skylights The Stella Group Ltd. Sustainable Energy Systems U.S. Clean Heat & Power Association U.S. Department of Energy - Clean Cities U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Program Viridity Energy, Inc. Water Management Zenesis Design/Build


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Founded in 1992, the Sustainable Energy Coalition is a coalition of 23 national business, environmental, and energy policy organizations supporting aggressive development of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies. EESI is on the steering committee of the Sustainable Energy Coalition and chaired the morning and afternoon panel discussions.

 

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